Film & TV Locations Cambridgeshire
Cambridge and the surrounding area has played host to a number of TV series & Films including the ITV Drama series Grantchester which showcased not only the City of Cambridge but the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Grantchester is filmed and set in the actual village of the same name, which is located on the outskirts of Cambridge and featured in the 1912 Rupert Brooke poem ‘The Old Vicarage, Grantchester.’ This popular TV series starring James Norton & Robson Green also featured the Universities of Cambridge and the backs of the River Cam.
Plan your stay in Cambridgeshire and explore the wonderful City of Cambridge and visit the picturesque village of Grantchester set on the River Cam on the beautiful Grantchester Meadows. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of the lovely village pubs or try the Orchard Tea Rooms which are open all year. If you are feeling adventurous try taking a punt along the River Cam to Grantchester!
The film The Theory of Everything was shot on location using many of the University of Cambridge's colleges (primarily St. John's), as well as the cobbled streets of the city. The film is based on the life of world famous Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who famously studied at Cambridge University. The film has been a great success and Eddie Redmayne won Best Leading Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.
Ely Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey in the film The Kings Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.